Practical Nursing Education Programs in New Jersey

Before choosing a school, potential Practical Nursing students should know that New Jersey has many LPN programs, each of which offers different rewards (in addition to the LPN Certificate) and comes at a unique cost and program length. The three types of LPN programs are Community Colleges, Technical Schools, and private for-profit institutions. Familiarize yourself with what New Jersey’s LPN programs have to offer in the table below. Click on school names for more information about specific programs.

Technical Schools are unique among Practical Nursing Educational Programs because they are regulated by the New Jersey Department of Education, rather than by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

NCLEX-PN Pass rates for different programs can be found at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/NCLEX-PN.aspx.

Community Colleges

LPN Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Program Rewards

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Camden County College 200 College Drive, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ 08012 18 Months (4 semesters)
Day Program
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
51 College Credits
$9,500
(does not include books)
Cumberland County College 3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ 08362 1 Academic Year
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
34 College Credits
$10,000
with tuition, fees, and equipment
Essex County College 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 1 Calendar Year
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
49 College Credits
$10,000
(does not include books)
Hudson County Community College 870 Bergen Avenue, F Building, Jersey City, NJ 07306 15 months; cohorts fall and/or spring
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
46 College Credits
Salem Community College 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069 1 year 44-week program
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
36 College Credits
$11,000
Union County College 232 E. 2nd Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060 4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
LPN Certificate;
52-53 College Credits
$2,570 per semester in-state;
$5,140 out-of-state

Technical Schools

LPN Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Program Rewards

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Atlantic County Institute of Technology 5080 Atlantic Avenue, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 11 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
Diploma Program
No College Credits
$12,328 (In County)
$14,310 (Out of County) $91 Entrance Exam Fee Includes Books, Uniforms, and Other Fees
Burlington County Institute of Technology 695 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 11 Months No College Credits
Cape May County Technical School 188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 44 Weeks
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits
$9,200 (In County)
$11,200 (Out of County) Includes uniforms, books, testing, and licensing fee
$81 Entrance Exam (TEAS) Fee ($5000 scholarship via Atlantic Cape May One Step Career Center)
Installments payment plans available
Mercer County Technical School 1070 Klockner Road, Trenton, NJ 08619 11 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits
$9,542 (In County)
$12,400 (Out of County)
$19, 084 (Out of State)
Middlesex County Vocational Technical School 112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 15 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits
$5,940 (In County)
$7,800 (Out of County)
Uniforms approximate cost $250-$300
Books approximate cost: $700
Monmouth County Vocational School 105 Neptune Blvd., Neptune, NJ 07724 11 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • Monmouth County Div. of Employment & Training
  • Middle States
LPN Certificate;
21 College Credits through Rutgers University School of Health Articulation
$9,000
$40 Entrance Exam Fee
$100 Registration Fees
$500 books
Morris County Vocational School 400 East Main Street, Denville, NJ 07834
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
No College Credits
Ocean County Vocational Technical School 1299 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ 08753 10 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
No College Credits $10,00.00 (In County)
$12,00.00 (Out of County)
Excludes Books, Uniforms, and Other Fees
Passaic County Technical Institute 197 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 12 Months Full-Time (day)
or
24 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • NJDMAVA
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits (11 Optional Transferable College Credits via Rutgers University)
$6,550.00 (In County)
$8,550 (Out of County) Textbooks approximate cost: $650.00
Uniforms approximate cost: $175.00 (Optional College Credits
11 @$35.90 via Rutgers University; including application fee of $60 x 2 semesters: $514.90)
– Other Fees: $245
Warren County Technical School 1500 Route 57 Washington, NJ 07882 11 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits (17 Optional Transferable College Credits via Rutgers University)
Diploma Program
750 Clinical Hours
$13,000 Tuition Fee
Includes Books, Uniforms (Tops Only), Activity Fee, and Online Resources $10 Application Fee

Other Institutions

LPN Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Program Rewards

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Practical Nursing 690 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 12 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
57 College Credits (non-transferable) $27,652
Avtech Institute of Technology 50 Cragwood Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07070 12 Months
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
$10 Application Fee
$15 Background Check Fee $60 Entrance Exam (TEAS) Fee
$18,000 Tuition Fee (Include all course books, supplies, exam preparation tool kit and 1 set of school nurse uniform)
($3000 Discounted available if TEAS greater than or equal to 60%) Monthly payment installments available
Total Cost: $18,085
Berkeley College – Woodland Park Campus 3 Semesters
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
Certificate
50 Semester Credits are required for graduation
$34,000
Best Care Training Institute 68 S Harrison St, East Orange, NJ 07018 12.5 Months (50 Weeks)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • ACICS
  • NJDLWD
658 Clinical Hours
and clinical coursework Now offers LPN to RN
Bridge Program
$26,346 Tuition Fees
$2000 Uniforms, Books, and Lab Fees
$50 Registration Fees
Total Cost: $28,396
Eastwick College – Ramsey 10 South Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446 12 Months Full-Time (day)
or
21 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • ACICS
Diploma
No College Credits
$28,385+(2,081-bks)
Jersey College 564 US-46, Teterboro, NJ 07608
&
1001 Spruce Street, Suite 7, Ewing Township
  • NJBON
Diploma
No College Credits
$28,000
Lincoln Technical Institute – Iselin 675 U.S. 1 South, 2nd Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830 12 Months Full-Time (day)
or
24 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • ACCSC
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
$26,000
Lincoln Technical Institute – Paramus 240 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ 07652 18 Months Full-Time (day)
or
21 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • ACCSC
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
$26,000
Lincoln Technical Institute – Moorestown 308 W. Route 38 Moorestown, NJ 08057 12 Months Full-Time (day)
or
24 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • ACCSC
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
$26,000
Merit Technical Institute 620 Essex Street, Harrison, NJ 07029
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
$18,000 Tuition Fees
$500 Registration Fees
$40 Entrance Exam Fee
Total Cost: $18,540
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing and Allied Health 1901 Lakewood Road, Suite 300 Toms Rover, NJ 08755
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
43 College Credits (non-transferable)
$15,000 Tuition Fees
$1000 Approximate Book Fees
Total Cost: $16,000
Prism Career Institute – Cherry Hill 3 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 15 Months Full-Time (day)
or
18 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • NJDLWD
  • ACCET
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
720 Clinical Hours
$26,022 Tuition Fees
$1613 Books and Supplies
Prism Career Institute – West Atlantic City Bayport One Building 8025 Black Horse Pike West Atlantic City, NJ 08232 15 Months Full-Time (day)
or
17.5 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • NJDLWD
  • ACCET
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
720 Clinical Hours
$26,022 Tuition Fees
$1613 Books and Supplies
Sierra Allied Health Academy 120 West Seventh Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Universal Training Institute 174 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 13 Months Full-Time (day)
or
17.5 Months Part-Time (evening)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • ACICS
  • NJDLWD
Diploma
No College Credits
1196 Clinical Hours
$18,500 Tuition Fee $100 Entrance Exam Fee
$100 Registration Fee
$30 Criminal Background Check Fee
$1,500 Uniforms, Books & Supplies
Total Cost: $20,230

*Organizations that approve and/or accredit Practical Nursing Schools include:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Middle States
  • Monmouth County Division of Employment & Training
  • New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON)
  • New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)
  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD)
  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (NJDMAVA)